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Upcoming Universal Catalog Titles

Posted March 8, 2013 07:11 PM by Webmaster

Universal 100thThe UK branch of Universal Studios has revealed that it is planning to add five titles to its Blu-ray catalog in May: Burt Kennedy's The War Wagon (1967), Don Siegel's Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970), John Sturges' Joe Kidd (1972), Stuart Millar's Rooster Cogburn (1975), and Phil Alden Robinson's Sneakers (1992). Street date is May 6th.

The War Wagon

John Wayne plays rancher Taw Jackson, who's dead set on capturing an ironclad stagecoach belonging to a cattle baron who stole his fortune and tarnished his good name years before. To pull off the heist, Jackson puts together a crew that includes an old character, a half-civilized Indian, a young drunk and a cocky gunfighter. Starring John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Howard Keel, and Robert Walker Jr.

Two Mules for Sister Sara

Based on a story by Budd Boetticher. Clint Eastwood is a hard-hitting high plains drifter who rides into town and single-handedly rescues a local nun from a gang of attackers. After meeting a band of Mexican revolutionaries bent on resisting the French occupation of Mexico, the cowboy and Sister Sara decide to join forces with the freedom fighters and set off on a deadly mission to capture the enemy's garrison. But along the way, a steamy romance develops between them when the soft-spoken hero discovers the nun is not what she seems. Ending with a violent climax at the well-protected fort, this action-packed western classic cemented Eastwood' status as a true cinematic superstar. Starring Clint Eastwood, Shirley MacLaine, and Manuel Fábregas.

Joe Kidd

Joe Kidd, which concerns a land war in New Mexico at the turn of the century, marks Clint Eastwood at the top of his form as a western hero. Filmed in 1971, the classic backdrop of the High Sierras, the top-notch acting skills of Robert Duvall and the rugged Eastwood as a "hired gun" who takes action based on his own particular sense of justice. And like a very classic western, it has gunfights, conflicts, and a slam-bang finale which has a locomotive being driven through a saloon where the bad guys are hiding. Starring Clint Eastwood, Robert Duvall, and John Saxon.

Rooster Cogburn

Two of the most popular stars in screen history are brought together for the first time in the follow-up to True Grit. The film returns John Wayne to the role of the rapscallion, eye-patched whiskey-guzzling Deputy Marshall that won him an Academy Award. Katharine Hepburn is prim Eula Goodnight, a Bible-thumping missionary who teams up with the gun-fighter to avenge the death of her father. While in pursuit of the outlaws, a warm rapport develops between the rough-and-tumble lawman and the flinty reverend's daughter. Starring John Wayne, Katharine Hepburn, and Anthony Zerbe.

Sneakers

Robert Redford leads an all-star cast in one of the most satisfying suspense films! Computer expert Martin Bishop heads a team of renegade hackers-including a former CIA employee, a gadgets wizard, a young genius and a blind soundman - who are routinely hired to test security systems. But Bishop's past comes back to haunt him when government agents blackmail the "sneakers" into carrying out a covert operation: tracking down an elusive black box. Along with his former girlfriend, Bishop's team retrieves the box and makes a stunning discovery-the device can break into any computer system in the world. With factions from all sides willing to kill for the powerful box, Bishop and his team embark on their most dangerous assignment ever in this exhilarating high-tech caper from Phil Alden Robinson (Field of Dreams). Starring Robert Redford, Dan Aykroyd, Sidney Poitier, David Strathairn, and River Phoenix.


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obriensg1
  Mar 08, 2013
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Halle-f-ing-lujah SNEAKERS!!! I had just recorded it a few weeks ago off an HD channel but would rather own it! This will totally be worth the import. Such a fun film. Shame they didn't make a sequel

SammymeBlu
  Mar 08, 2013
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My Universal Catalog Wishlist....you reading Universal?

Twins
Kindergarten Cop
Smokey and the Bandit II
Jaws II
Weird Science
Rollercoaster
1941
Cheech and Chongs
Nighthawks
Ghost Story
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
Brewsters Millions
The Money Pit
Prince of Darkness
The Great Outdoors
The Burbs
Fletch Lives
Lionheart
Hard Target
Liar Liar

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wnicholas76
  Mar 08, 2013
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I wish Sneakers would be announced in the US. Love that movie!!

Citizen281
  Mar 08, 2013
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Copy you, obriensg1 !

FINALLY.. "Sneakers".. great movie and a favorite!

Now if only Warner could get INNER SPACE going.....

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Losey
  Mar 08, 2013
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Two Mules for Sister Sara, finally! Now, how about The Beguiled? SammymeBlu, I'm with you for Ghost Story, The 'burbs, and 1941. I'll add to that Death Becomes Her, The Sentinel (1977), Cat People (1982) and Psycho II.
Darth Tallis
  Mar 08, 2013
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Question... Why is Dan Akroyd mentioned twice in the starring credits part of the Sneakers synopsis?

Tom Servo
  Mar 08, 2013
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Holy ****! Two Duke and two Eastwood westerns, not to mention all the John Wayne that Olive is releasing in the next months. Christmas is coming early this year. I've been waiting for Joe Kidd, the others will be blind buys.

edit: Ahhh, freakin' UK branch... Well these better be a precursor to US releases.

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Hussun1
  Mar 08, 2013
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Just release Midnight Run already.

BobbyB
  Mar 08, 2013
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SOMEDAY Universal is going to figure out they own the rights to Arnold's biggest comedies--Twins and Kindergarten Cop! Twins never even got a widescreen DVD release. What gives??

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toddly6666
  Mar 08, 2013
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Sneakers! Yessss!
corpseart
  Mar 08, 2013
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Prince of Darkness and Psycho II? Yes! Add Psycho III, High Plains Drifter and Slap Shot. Seriously, Universal is dropping the ball in many respects.

donald.brown
  Mar 08, 2013
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Double Indemnity U.S. release PLEASE!!!!!!

rafaelsalguero
  Mar 09, 2013
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I need "To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar" on BluRay!!!
sergiomims
  Mar 09, 2013
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Are these all region blu-rays?
IIG
  Mar 09, 2013
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If I'm not mistaken, Universal titles are usually region free. I hope so because I need a couple of these.

Lordy
  Mar 09, 2013
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Who's making the decisions over there at Universal anyways? Where the hell is the The Pianist? The Hurricane? Midnight Run? I'll never understand....

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Farid
  Mar 09, 2013
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Where is Duel?!

Guydowood
  Mar 09, 2013
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I wonder if these will be region free.

Arkadin
  Mar 09, 2013
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odds are very high that they will be imo.
MoulinBlu
  Mar 09, 2013
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Always great to see Univeral dipping into their catalog! I look forward to all of the announced titles and echo the poster aboves list, and could easily add at least one or two dozen more. Hopefully, they'll be initially released in reasonably affordable BD editions, rather than overpriced books that never go on sale, like Pillow Talk.

Aargh. Just saw that all of these are UK only. Hope Universal gets around to putting them out in the US sometime before BD goes the way of the dodo too.

tru blu
  Mar 09, 2013
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OMG. Two Mules For Sister Sara. I used to watch this on VHS (taped from t.v) a lot as a kid with my mother (who has since passed away) I will definitely be getting. So many fond memories.

Ingram
  Mar 09, 2013
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Duel
The Sugarland Express
1941
Always
Munich

Hey, Universal, when you have Steven Spielberg films not on Blu-ray, you need to put them on Blu-ray. Fact. So stop dicking around. And while you’re at it:

Prince of Darkness
Streets of Fire

Oh, and Congo, just for the hell of it.

mreagan88
  Mar 09, 2013
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I WANT KINDERGARTEN COP NOW!

krasnoludek
  Mar 09, 2013
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Sneakers!

The Drugstore
  Mar 09, 2013
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Where is Midnight Run????

bryanfury
  Mar 09, 2013
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Sammy, Nighthawks is available from Amazon in Germany as basic release: no forced subs but states Region B on the sleeve. Escape from Alcatraz is also available there, good transfer no region coding mentioned on the sleeve

mcfddj74
  Mar 09, 2013
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Happy to finally see Sneakers announced. Adding another vote for Midnight Run, Always, Cheech & Chong's Next Movie/Nice Dreams & the one title I hope to see finally listed everyday I log in to this site..........

STREETS OF FIRE

Jimmy W
  Mar 09, 2013
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I'm definitely in for
The War Wagon
Rooster Cogburn
Two Mules for Sister Sara
sergiomims
  Mar 09, 2013
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While we're at it how about Spielberg's Munich? I'm surprised that film has never been available on blu-ray so far.

Boothill Gunslinger
  Mar 09, 2013
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Good stuff, but where the heck is Midnight Run, Kindergarten Cop, and High Plains Drifter?

Arkadin
  Mar 09, 2013
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they just announced High Plains Drifter for the US so no worries.

SIWilson
  Mar 09, 2013
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I would like to hear Universal releasing Duvall's "The Apostle", Duvall should have won that year for Best Actor.
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bluknight1
  Mar 10, 2013
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Where are The Lost Weekend and Double Indemnity? Lost Weekend is a Best Picture winner for cryin' out loud! And Masters of Cinema has released them in the UK. Come on, Universal!
TotalStuntman
  Mar 10, 2013
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Man on the Moon (One of the best Jim Carrey movies ever) needs a Blu-ray release! Just saying...
movielover1069
  Mar 10, 2013
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How about On Golden Pond already? Double Oscar winner and a timeless classic. The AFI lists Katharine Hepburn as the number one movie actress of all time (deservedly so) and so few of her movies are available on Blu-ray.

Edo
  Mar 11, 2013
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Where is the burbs :/ :/ :/ ;/
Chris Lamm
  Mar 11, 2013
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Always
The Great Waldo Pepper

These are two Universal titles that would be day 1 for me.

DJ IXS
  Mar 11, 2013
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Bring on Weird Science in the US PLEASE!!!!!

sygnus
  Mar 12, 2013
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Sneakers. Awesome.


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